Re: [Wikimedia-l] [arbcom-l] Where is WMF with pursuing companies that offer paid editing services

2017-04-13 Thread James Heilman
With respect to Pine's request for more legal support to help deal with undisclosed paid editing issues, to that I strongly agree. To better address these concerns we need the WMF, communities, and affiliate organizations to collaborate. It is a difficult problem to address. James On Thu, Apr

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [arbcom-l] Where is WMF with pursuing companies that offer paid editing services

2017-04-13 Thread Pine W
I tend to think along James' lines more than Risker's. Responding to Risker: It seems to me that the key point that you're missing is that Burger King altered Wikipedia content in order to execute this campaign. This wasn't a simple case of an organization reusing existing Wikipedia content; the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's go gender neutral

2017-04-13 Thread Natacha Rault
Dear Antoine, it is solvable in French and there are some very good practice manual online here is one from Switzerland https://www.unige.ch/rectorat/egalite/files/9414/0353/2732/charte_epicene_Chancelerie_guide_formulation_non_sexiste.pdf

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's go gender neutral

2017-04-13 Thread Natacha Rault
Hi Florence Just a small remark : actually the message that was used in the end on the site notice is gender neutral, and was acceptable for all. There is sometimes a way out of the binary gendering in French, « nous" for example has no attributed gender. Using wikimedien·ne·s does not include

[Wikimedia-l] Are you a chairperson of a Wikimedia chapter?

2017-04-13 Thread Itzik - Wikimedia Israel
Hey, Just a reminder - shortly before Wikimania 2014 we created the chairpersons' group in order to create a place for them to communicate with each other, to consult and share. If you are a chairperson of a recognized Wikimedia chapter ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_chapters), you

[Wikimedia-l] Books & Bytes – Issue 21, January – March 2017

2017-04-13 Thread UY Scuti
Books & Bytes is the bi-monthly newsletter of The Wikipedia Library, focusing on recent, ongoing and upcoming activities and events in TWL and relevant topic areas. Read our previous newsletters here and subscribe

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's go gender neutral

2017-04-13 Thread Subhashish Panigrahi
The Odia-language itself is gender neutral though we have some gender-specific pronouns. So we never worried about these issues. :) Subhashish On Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 10:29 AM, Amir E. Aharoni < amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il> wrote: > Mmmm, the Hebrew Wikipedia has been gender-neutral for at